Ajinkya Rahane, who is in poor form, will remain in the team or will be out, Captain Kohli hints

Ajinkya Rahane, who is in poor form, will remain in the team or will be out, Captain Kohli hints

 Talking about his form after winning the Test series against New Zealand, Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli said that it cannot be tied to the same way of getting out. On the other hand, about the South Africa tour, Kohli said that what will be the composition of the team for this tour will be discussed soon. Virat Kohli was also asked about the poor form of Ajinkya Rahane who was out of the Mumbai Test match and his consistent performance in Test cricket. 

Regarding Rahane's poor form, Kohli said that I can't make any assessment about his form and what can I do, no one can do the same. Only a player knows what situation he is going through. Virat Kohli said that it is more important that Ajinkya Rahane feels safe in the team considering his past good record. We need to support him in the phase he is going through, especially when he has done well in the past. 

Kohli further said that we do not have such an environment where the players think what will happen now. As a team, we don't give priority to such things. He further said that only the player knows what is happening in the team. A lot happens in the world outside the field, but we don't want those things to affect our game. Be it Rahane or anyone else, we support everyone in the team and don't make decisions based on what is happening in the outside world. This innings will help him grow not only as a batsman but also as a person. 

Talking about his form, Kohli said that if mistakes are repeated, they need to be rectified. You have to focus on moving forward and remove the mistakes you keep repeating. You just have to believe that you can come out of a bad phase. On the other hand, about Mayank's innings, Kohli said that it takes passion to play such an innings and he does not lack it. 

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'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

 There is no doubt that if Virat Kohli wanted, he could have captained the Indian Test team for some time, but perhaps worried about his batting, Kohli decided to leave the captaincy. Now Virat Kohli will be able to perform better for the Indian team as a batsman without any pressure. Remind you that former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar also left the captaincy of the Indian team in the year 2000 because it affected his batting and then he continued to play for India for 13 years. 

After Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, BCCI and its officials wished him all the best for his future ahead and appreciated what he has done for the country as a captain. At the same time, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to leave the captaincy of the Test team. He said that he could have captained the Indian Test team for two-three years now. Dhumal was quoted by News18 as saying that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to step down from the captaincy either from the BCCI side or the selectors. It is completely his decision which we respect, but if he wanted, he could have taken the team further as Test captain for two-three years. 

Let us tell you that after the defeat in the Test series against South Africa, Virat Kohli had announced to step down as the captain of the Test team through social media on Saturday. In his post, he thanked the BCCI and said that he would be grateful for the opportunity he got to lead the country. At the same time, he also thanked former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and in the last expressed his gratitude to MS Dhoni, saying that Mahi had reposed faith in his captaincy. 

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